Bessys Cove, Prussia Cove beach, Penzance, Cornwall
  • About Us

    Bessys Cove Beach Information

    Bessys Cove is part of the Prussia Cove group of Coves, Bessys Cove is a picturesque cove which is mainly rocky but has small patches of white sand. Popular with families and also used for snorkelling.

    While visiting also take a walk along the coast path to Piskies Cove and Cudden Point for great views.

    Famous as the home of the Carters, a family of smugglers in the 18th century, one of whom was known as the King of Prussia – hence the name for the cove.

    A small car park but no other facilities.

    Bessys Cove Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year. Bessys Cove Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 12 beaches around Penzance, 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    Beach Bathing Water Quality


    No water quality measurement available for Bessys Cove Beach.

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  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain today, with high temperatures peaking at 21°C on Monday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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      6:14 am    8:40 pm
    Friday, Aug 17th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      6:15 am    8:38 pm

    Saturday, Aug 18th
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      6:17 am    8:36 pm
    Sunday, Aug 19th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      6:18 am    8:34 pm

    Monday, Aug 20th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       18%  67%   7 mph
      6:20 am    8:32 pm
    Tuesday, Aug 21st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      6:21 am    8:30 pm

    Wednesday, Aug 22nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       11%  46%   10 mph
      6:23 am    8:28 pm
    Thursday, Aug 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       4%  78%   12 mph
      6:24 am    8:26 pm

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